Wednesday, January 23

Fred Thompson Withdraws from Race

Fred Thompson dropped his presidential bid Tuesday, after the former Tennessee senator and actor finished third in the South Carolina primary and was unable to score a victory in any of the early primaries or caucuses.

“Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United States. I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort. Jeri and I will always be grateful for the encouragement and friendship of so many wonderful people,” Thompson said in a statement.

via Fox News

2 comments:

The Gang's All Here! said...

First, let me say HALLELUJAH! I'm so energized by this blog - I've been longing for years to become even more informed and less "issues" oriented. I can't wait to glean from this process - and engage my brain in these healthy ways! It looks great, and I love your purpose statement. Thanks for being obedient to the stirring you felt to start it!

Second, love your background info on Bhutto. She's long struck me as a strong, purposeful woman and I was saddened by her death. I appreciate learning about the legacy that she came from and that she has created for Pakistan even in her untimely death.

Third, I am so sad that Thompson dropped out. I knew he didn't have much of a shot, but I liked what he brought to the table. He struck me as plain-spoken, well-educated about his views, and far more consistent in his life. A man of integrity. Now I need to get on the stick and see who I can vote for in our primary in April . . .

TCC said...

It's about time!

No, seriously, there is no better person I know who could pull this off.

I love the potential of people becoming informed in their decision making rather than doing what so-and-so is doing or voting based on things that ultimately will not impact our future (like someone's hairstyle, accent, etc.)

Thank you for providing the opportunity.

Can I offer a toast to critical thinking?

 

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